|1.||[ verb ] move something or somebody to a lower position|
|Synonyms:||lower let_down bring_down get_down|
"take down the vase from the shelf"
|Related terms:||raise move tend depress dip incline reef descend|
|2.||[ verb ] tear down so as to make flat with the ground|
|Synonyms:||tear_down pull_down level dismantle rase raze|
"The building was levelled"
|Related terms:||raise destroy bulldoze level razing|
|3.||[ verb ] reduce in worth or character, usually verbally|
|Synonyms:||demean disgrace put_down degrade|
"She tends to put down younger women colleagues" "His critics took him down after the lecture"
|Related terms:||humiliate reduce dehumanize put-down|
|4.||[ verb ] (writing) make a written note of|
"she noted everything the teacher said that morning"
|Related terms:||write_down note|